Downtown offers a good mix of museums, art galleries, history, restaurants and shops. Home to the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, and the working Waterfront, Downtown is the heart of the city and is worth the trip! Get inspired by visiting the many Art Galleries, watching a variety of artist in the studios, discovering the rich history of the city.
The North End
The North End is home to some of the most exciting festivals during the summer months as well as the International Marketplace filled with retail shops, cafes, bakeries, and restaurants year round. If you crave the multicultural experience of New Bedford, the North End offers a unique glimpse into the cultural heritage as well as authentic Portuguese Cuisine.
International Marketplace Map
The South End
The welcoming environment of the South End is only surpassed only by the vibrant multicultural atmosphere and the beautiful views! Surrounded by three miles of accessible shoreline, The South End boasts fabulous sandy beaches and is famous for the Fort Taber Park and the Military Museum. And if that is not enough, check out the antiques stores and the seafood restaurants to make your day unforgettable.
The West End
With tree-lined streets and beautiful architecture showcasing spectacular Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial and Greek Revival style homes, The West End eludes a certain nostalgic charm about the Whaling days – the days when the homes were owned by respected sea captains and their wives looked out from the widows’ walks hoping for their safe return. Take a walk through the streets to Buttonwood Park, one of the biggest parks in the city and home of the Buttonwood Park Zoo.